Michael Distefano

Senior Vice President, Global Marketing & Communications Chief Marketing Officer

Korn Ferry

Michael Distefano, based in Los Angeles, is Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer for Korn Ferry. He is also a member of the Firm’s Global Operating Committee.

Mr. Distefano is responsible for worldwide branding, advertising, media relations, thought leadership, employee communications and all other aspects of public relations for the Firm.

Mr. Distefano brings over 20 years of experience in marketing to Korn Ferry. Between 2001 and 2007, he was Vice President, Global Marketing and Communications for Korn Ferry. Initially, Mr. Distefano was the Chief Marketing Officer of Futurestep, the wholly owned middle-management recruitment subsidiary of Korn Ferry.  During his tenure at the Firm, Mr. Distefano has guided the transformation of the Korn Ferry brand from a leader in executive search into a single source of leadership and talent consulting services. In 2013, Mr. Distefano was responsible for the complete re-branding of Korn Ferry’s logo, brand positioning and identity. 

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